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Robert D. Hanser University of Louisiana at Monroe

Robert D. Hanser is the Coordinator of the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Law Enforcement at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hanser is a researcher and writer who has written numerous publications related to corrections, correctional treatment, and other specialized areas in the field of criminal justice. He has an extensive background in treatment provision and administration. Dr. Hanser serves as a governor-appointed member of the Louisiana Reentry Advisory Council. The council is charged with developing and implementing effective reentry strategies that improve public safety throughout Louisiana.  He is the Director of Offender Programming for LaSalle Corrections and is responsible for overseeing inmate reception, drug rehabilitation, sex offender treatment, and inmate reentry. He is also the Board President for Freedmen, Inc. a non-profit organization that operates group homes and provides services for ex-offenders who leave prison and rejoin the community. Dr. Hanser is also the Lead Facilitator for the 4th Judicial District’s Batterer Intervention Program (BIP). He is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Louisiana and Texas, a Licensed Addiction Counselor, and a Certified Anger Management Therapist.